Vegetarian Dim Sum in Vancouver
- vimalakirti Jul 16, 2007 12:16 PM
I will be in Vancouver for 3 days in August. I've seen some dim sum recommendations on this board, but was wondering specifically about Vegetarian-friendly places. I'll have a car, so it doesn't matter if it's off the beaten track.
I'm already planning a pilgrimage to Vij's--are there other do-not-miss restaurants for vegetarians in Vancouver I should know about?
Dim sum is difficult because there's lots of hidden meat, even in items that sound meat-free (e.g. turnip cake) and vegetarians often get stuck eating veggie chow mein...
Kirin has great dim sum and they have a vegetarian section. I think they offer 5 or 6 truly vegetarian dim sum items that are tasty and creative, as well as several desserts and noodle/rice dishes.
The only dim sum place I know that offers an extensive vegetarian selection in Hons Wun Tun Noodle House. They even have their kitchen seperate into vegetarian and meat-eater sides. It's not the top quality dim sum in Vancouver but definately the most extensive I've found for vegetarian options.
If anyone finds this when searching, there is a Chinese Vegetarian restaurant called Bo Kong on Main Street in Vancouver (3068 Main St - a few blocks south of Broadway) that has some tasty dim sum. It's a bit hit or miss, but the Sui Mai is quite tasty, as are the bbq not-pork buns.